Leave it to Cruz to vie for the grand title of Congressional Camera Hog. His fake filibuster is much like faking an orgasm except one is more productive than the other. Go figure.
Cruz is not filibustering anything. He is simply talking. A lot. And about random, senseless, and meaningless topics such as his father flipping pancakes and the book Green Eggs and Ham. Under Senate rules he can talk all he wants but at 1:00 Weds afternoon there will be a vote and he will have to sit his stupid ass down, accomplishing absolutely nothing except gaining air time and pissing off the remaining members of the republican party.
Cruz is lucky he wasn't filibustering in Texas. We have rules here to prevent a wacko bird like Cruz to get an opportunity to babble. In Texas your entire speech must be germane to the bill that is being debated. If not, a point of order is raised. You must stand, not lean for the entire time or a point of order is raised. You cannot have a bathroom break or eat or drink or a point of order is raised.
After 3 points of order, your filibuster is over. Cruz on the other hand, talked about just plain stupid stuff. You can only yell SOCIALISM so much before losing your voice. He took a 20 minute break to take a dump. He leaned on the podium and he drank.
In the end, Cruz's fake filibuster will be over and he would have accomplished nothing. Much like a fake orgasm.